When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only affect your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you choose a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to reduced lifespan and bigger expenses.
How can you be sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at Comfort Zone, LLC. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your space.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will need to heat? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be included during this process. Usually, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from leaving your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from Comfort Zone, LLC evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a best furnace for your house.
- Type of Window— Just like your walls, the certain type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you experience in Cape Coral. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the experts at Comfort Zone, LLC help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 239-214-0411 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.